Heroes to Zeros

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Heroes to Zeros
Studio album by The Beta Band
Released 26 April 2004 (UK)
4 May 2004 (US)
12 May 2004 (Japan)
Recorded Rockfield Studios
Genre Electronic
Rock
Length 42:18
Label Regal REG101 (UK)
Astralwerks ASW 78005 (US)
Toshiba-EMI TOCP 66278
Producer The Beta Band
The Beta Band chronology
Hot Shots II
(2001)
Heroes to Zeros
(2004)
The Best of The Beta Band
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
The Guardian 3/5 stars 23 Apr 04
Mojo 4/5 stars p.102, April 2004
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10) 7 May 04
PopMatters (unfavourable) 12 May 04
Q 4/5 stars May 2004
Uncut 2/5 stars link

Heroes to Zeros is the third and final studio album by The Beta Band, released in 2004.

The cover illustration was created by comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews. The Beta Band logo for the album was created by comic book artist Dave McCaig, later to be reused on The Best of the Beta Band.

The song "Liquid Bird" features a sample of "Painted Bird" by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Steve Mason, John Maclean, Richard Greentree, and Robin Jones.

  1. "Assessment" – 4:34
  2. "Space" – 3:59
  3. "Lion Thief" – 3:27
  4. "Easy" – 2:32
  5. "Wonderful" – 4:39
  6. "Troubles" – 2:34
  7. "Out-Side" – 4:06
  8. "Space Beatle" – 3:41
  9. "Rhododendron" – 1:36
  10. "Liquid Bird" – 3:23
  11. "Simple" – 3:47
  12. "Pure For" – 3:55

Additional musicians[edit]

  • "Assessment" brass section
  • "Simple" and "Troubles" strings section

Singles[edit]

"Assessment"[edit]

UK[edit]

  • released 12 April 2004
CD 1 REG102CD: "Assessment" / "Shrek"
CD 2 REG102CDS: "Assessment" / "Shrek" / "Assessment" (C Swing's bootleg mix) / "Assessment" (video)
12" CHEMST21: "Assessment" / "Shrek" / "Assessment" (C Swing's bootleg mix)

US[edit]

  • released 18 May 2004
CD ASW 49063: "Assessment" / "Shrek" / "Assessment" (C Swing's bootleg mix) / "Assessment" (video)
12" ASW 48755: "Assessment" / "Shrek" / "Assessment" (C Swing's bootleg mix)

"Out-Side"[edit]

UK[edit]

  • released 12 July 2004
CD 1 REG110CD: "Out-Side" (radio edit) / "Out-Side" (Roman Nose remix)
CD 2 REG110CDS: "Out-Side" (radio edit) / "Out-Side" (Roman Nose remix) / "Out-Side" (Depth Charge remix) / "Out-Side" (video)
12" REG110: "Out-Side" (radio edit) / "Out-Side" (Roman Nose remix)